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American Red Cross in need due to emergency blood shortage

August 25, 2016. Washington, DC. Dr. Charles R. Drew Blood Donation Center, 1730 E Street. Brittany Scalise donating platelets with the American Red Cross. Red Cross employee Jo Hollis assisting with DVD player for the 2-hour process. (Photo: John Silva/American Red Cross - FILE)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The American Red Cross is in need due to an emergency blood shortage.

They are putting out an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types -- mainly type O.

The American Red Cross said the call comes after a decrease in donations during the week of July 4.

To schedule an appointment to donate, use the Red Cross Donor app or call 1-800-RED CROSS.


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